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Tikhvin Assumption Monastery. 1560. Leningrad Region.



Taken on: June 12, 2017
Tags: Everybody's photos tagged with The Tikhvin Assumption Monastery (Russian: Тихвинский Богородичный Успенский монастырь) is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded in 1560. The monastery is located in the town of Tikhvin The Tikhvin Assumption Monastery (Russian: Тихвинский Богородичный Успенский монастырь) is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded in 1560. The monastery is located in the town of Tikhvin Everybody's photos tagged with on the left bank of the Tikhvinka River. It hosts the icon of the Theotokos of Tikhvin on the left bank of the Tikhvinka River. It hosts the icon of the Theotokos of Tikhvin Everybody's photos tagged with one of the most venerated Russian icons. According to the tradition one of the most venerated Russian icons. According to the tradition more » Everybody's photos tagged with the icon of the Theotokos of Tikhvin was discovered in 1383 at the current location of the monastery. A wooden church was built to accommodate the icon. The consequent wooden churches burned to the ground three times the icon of the Theotokos of Tikhvin was discovered in 1383 at the current location of the monastery. A wooden church was built to accommodate the icon. The consequent wooden churches burned to the ground three times Everybody's photos tagged with until in 1507 the construction of a stone church started by the order of Vasily III until in 1507 the construction of a stone church started by the order of Vasily III Everybody's photos tagged with the Grand Prince of Moscow. In 1560 the Grand Prince of Moscow. In 1560 Everybody's photos tagged with the monastery was founded and built as a fortress the monastery was founded and built as a fortress Everybody's photos tagged with since at the time it was located close to the Swedish border since at the time it was located close to the Swedish border Everybody's photos tagged with and could be used in the defense purposes. In 1610 and could be used in the defense purposes. In 1610 Everybody's photos tagged with during the Time of Troubles during the Time of Troubles Everybody's photos tagged with the monastery was looted by Polish troops the monastery was looted by Polish troops Everybody's photos tagged with and subsequently it was occupied by Swedish forces until 1613. In the 1920s and subsequently it was occupied by Swedish forces until 1613. In the 1920s Everybody's photos tagged with after the Russian Revolution after the Russian Revolution Everybody's photos tagged with the monastery was closed the monastery was closed Everybody's photos tagged with but the icon was still held there. After World War II but the icon was still held there. After World War II Everybody's photos tagged with the Tikhvin Town Museum was organized in the monastery. In 1995 the Tikhvin Town Museum was organized in the monastery. In 1995 Everybody's photos tagged with the monastery was transferred to Russian Orthodox Church.  In 1941 the monastery was transferred to Russian Orthodox Church. In 1941 Everybody's photos tagged with during World War II during World War II Everybody's photos tagged with for a month Tikhvin was occupied by German troops for a month Tikhvin was occupied by German troops Everybody's photos tagged with who looted the monastery and who looted the monastery and Everybody's photos tagged with in particular in particular Everybody's photos tagged with took the icon to Pskov took the icon to Pskov Everybody's photos tagged with and in 1944 transferred it to Riga. The icon eventually was taken out of Russia for safety by a Russian Orthodox bishop from Kolka parish. In the period between 1949 and 2004 the icon was stored in Chicago. It was returned to the monastery in 2004.  The o and in 1944 transferred it to Riga. The icon eventually was taken out of Russia for safety by a Russian Orthodox bishop from Kolka parish. In the period between 1949 and 2004 the icon was stored in Chicago. It was returned to the monastery in 2004. The o Everybody's photos tagged with built between 1507 and 1515 built between 1507 and 1515 Everybody's photos tagged with before the monastery was founded.It is a five-dome church with three apses before the monastery was founded.It is a five-dome church with three apses Everybody's photos tagged with typical for the 16th-century Russian architecture. From three sides typical for the 16th-century Russian architecture. From three sides Everybody's photos tagged with the church is surrounded by covered galleries. The interior is covered by frescoes.  The refectory of the monastery dates from 1581 and contains a church. This is a massive two-story building. The belfry of the monastery has an unusual shape with a number the church is surrounded by covered galleries. The interior is covered by frescoes. The refectory of the monastery dates from 1581 and contains a church. This is a massive two-story building. The belfry of the monastery has an unusual shape with a number « less
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